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Student Accommodation

  • Undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in halls on the conditions that Plymouth is their firm first choice university and they have applied for their accommodation by the deadline stated on the university’s official website.
  • Plymouth University is a participant in The Student Accommodation Code.
  • All accommodation is within a 20-minute walk of the campus and the city centre.
  • Over 700 university-approved shared houses and flats are also available to students. These properties are frequently visited by staff to ensure they meet the university's standards for safety and suitability.

Accommodation Costs

Peninsula Allied Health Centre

Number of university/college beds 2,791
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,185–£5,460
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,430–£3,920

Plymouth University Campus

Number of university/college beds 2,791
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,185–£5,460
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,430–£3,920

Knowledge Spa Truro

Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,945–£4,945

Living Here

  • City Population: 256,000
  • Student Population: 25,000
  • Perched on the south west coast, Plymouth is surrounded by the sea and the spectacular moorland of Dartmoor National Park, and is a gateway to Cornwall. 
  • Students benefit from studying in a modern university while enjoying access to some of the most exciting wild spaces in the UK and the best of city life from its convenient city centre campus. Students can go from the seafront, via the high street to buy some food to go, and be at a lecture on campus within half an hour.

Getting Around

  • The campus is in the city centre, directly opposite the main shopping centre. It is also only a stroll away from the sea and the historic Barbican waterfront.
  • Students living within the city can walk to lectures.
  • Drive time from London is around 4 hours 30 minutes.
  • Rail services from London Paddington to Plymouth take 3 and a half hours. Direct services also run from south Wales, the Midlands, the north of England and Scotland.
  • Brittany Ferries sail from Plymouth to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.
  • There are park and ride services to get into the city from the northern and eastern sides of the city.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Plymouth is known as Britain’s Ocean City, where maritime history meets contemporary city life. The city has an eclectic mix of quiet, chill-out spots as well as busy and exciting club venues, a thriving music and arts scene, plus it's always easy to find delicious food and an excellent cup of coffee.
  • Plymouth is the largest city in the South West, with major high street stores, theatres, multiplex cinema, art cinemas, and a wealth of small clubs and venues.
  • The coastline and moors offer plenty for outdoor enthusiasts, including swimming, sailing, surfing, and even scuba diving to explore the UK's first artificial reef with the sunken HMS Scylla. Plymouth's location also offers students the opportunity to go walking or running along the breath-taking South West Coast Path. In Dartmoor National Park, students can go horse-riding or rock climbing, or on long bicycle rides over the vehicle-free cycle paths that traverse the moors. Students in Plymouth can also simply enjoy barbecues on the beach or picnics on the Hoe, with glorious beaches within ten miles of the city.
  • Plymouth is home to Plymouth Argyle Football Team, Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club and Plymouth Raiders Basketball Team; sports venues also include bowling, skiing, snowboarding and ice-skating.

Student Cost of Living

  • The University of Plymouth offers a range of scholarships and bursaries, including sporting excellence scholarships and care leavers bursaries. To find out more about what's on offer, please visit the website.
  • Buy an NUS card and a 16-25 railcard. These cards will give you access to lots of discounts and save you money when shopping and travelling.
  • Plymouth has a wider range of shops and supermarkets near campus, including discount supermarkets and bargain stores.